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The OP-1 and MCS-150 forms in truck accident cases

OP-1 is a form motor carriers use to register with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) for operating authority. MCS- 150 is form to register for a USDOT number. Many companies will have filled out both forms. If you are an attorney handling a tractor trailer collision case, make sure you send a Freedom …

Fueling Trucks with Cooking Oil

The Atlanta suburb of Smyrna is beginning to fuel some city trucks with a biodiesel mixture that includes re-used cooking oil collected from local restaurants that fry foods. Smyrna modeled this after a repurposed-cooking-oil-as-fuel program in Hoover, Alaska, according to Ann Kirk of Keep Smyrna beautiful. The hope is to eventually be able to run …

NTSB: Ban All Cell Phone Use While Driving

Truck drivers who’ve felt singled out by talk of cell phone bans can take heart: It’s not just about trucks anymore. Thanks to a strong correlation between fatality crashes and cell phone usage while driving, on Tuesday the five-person National Transportation Safety Board unanimously recommended a universal ban on talking, texting, and emailing while driving …

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